Fulham’s relegation from the Premier League last season convinced André-Frank Zambo Anguissa to look for a new club in the summer and he had to wait until deadline day to get a loan move to Napoli.
The Serie A side retain an option to make the midfielder’s stay permanent and his fine displays so far have convinced them to exercise the buying option next summer.
Anguissa cemented his place in Luciano Spalletti’s starting lineup and his performances have resulted in repeated claims stating the Naples club plan to sign him on a permanent deal at the end of the new season.
Calciomercato now brings an update, explaining the Italian club are ‘seriously considering redeeming’ the Cameroon international ‘as early as January’.
The price for the buying option is set at €15m and that’s the figure Napoli plan to pay the Cottagers to secure the Fulham owned player’s long-term future.
This contradicts some earlier claims.
At one point it was suggested Napoli would make the move permanent even before January, then that was rubbished by the club. Then came claims the club would try and negotiate the €15m figure down, which seemed very much on the cheeky side.
Given how Napoli tend to work in these things, it would seem far too straightforward for them to pay the clause, pay it without any negotiating, not try to spread payments over five years, and do all of that before they actually need to.